Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : libxfont, xorg vulnerabilities (USN-344-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

iDefense security researchers found several integer overflows in
X.org's font handling library. By using a specially crafted Type1 CID
font file, a local user could exploit these to crash the X server or
execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27923 ()

Bugtraq ID: 19974

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3739
CVE-2006-3740